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Last Updated: March, 2011


Liam J. McLaughlin graduated from Fordham University in 1989 with a major in Accounting. Liam began his professional career as a public accountant with the firm of Ernst and Young. He worked in the firm's financial services and tax divisions. In addition to preparing tax returns for high net worth individuals, Liam worked on some of Ernst & Young's most prestigious clients, including banks, brokerage firms and mutual funds.

Liam then went on to graduate from New York Law School in 1996. Prior to forming McLaughlin & Zerafa, LLP, Liam worked for several small law firms in the New York area, including his own general practice law firm, and worked for the Corporation Counsel's Office for the City of Yonkers. Liam was also an adjunct professor at Manhattan College.

Liam is a former Majority Leader of the Yonkers City Council, having served for ten years on the Council. As a Councilman, Liam was charged with setting the budget for the fourth largest City in the State, drafting and passing laws, leading extensive environmental reviews of large and small development projects in the City pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, (SEQRA), and working to resolve various constituent matters. Liam has remained active in local politics since he left the City Council and ran for the New York State Senate in 2010.

Liam is licensed to practice law in the states of New York and Connecticut. In addition to being an attorney, Liam is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a licensed Real Estate Broker. Liam lives in Yonkers with his wife, Debbie, and his son, Ryan Patrick.

Areas of Practice:

  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianships
  • Residential Real Estate
  • State and Federal Tax Audits
  • Trust Litigation
  • Elder Law / Medicaid Planning
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business / Entity Formation

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 1996
  • New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1999


  • New York Law School, New York, New York, 1996, J.D.
  • Fordham University, Bronx, New York, 1989, B.S. (Accounting)
    • Honors: Beta Alpha Psi